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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
30-December-2010 18:03 IST
50 Paise Coins to be Minimum Denomination Coin Acceptable for Transaction from June 30, 2011
Government Calls in from Circulation Coins of Denomination of 25 Paise and below
The Central Government, Ministry of Finance has notified on December 20, 2010 to call in from circulation the coins of denomination of 25 paise and below, issued from time to time, with effect from June 30, 2011. From this date, these coins shall cease to be a legal tender for payment as well as on account. The procedure for call in shall be notified separately by the Reserve Bank of India.

Consequently, from June 30, 2011 onwards these coins will not be accepted in transactions. The minimum denomination coin acceptable for transaction will be 50 paise from that date. Also, in accounting, i.e. the entries in books of accounts, pricing of products/services/taxes shall also be rounded off to 50 paise or whole rupee from that date.

The notification was issued in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section 15A of the Coinage Act, 1906 (3 of 1906).